Bandai Namco released a new story trailer for the company’s upcoming action-RPG Code Vein. The trailer focuses on Mia Karnstein, one of the Revenants who can accompany the player throughout the game as a “buddy.” These Revenants, vampiric humans who gains power in exchange for lost memories and a lust for blood, have their own quest lines and stories. Moments in Code Vein’s story can change depending on which Revenant the player chooses to travel with and help.
As the player journeys through Vein, which has collapsed beneath the Thorns of Judgment and been overrun with The Lost, they’ll begin to discover how the world fell into such a sorry state. Vein is a dark world that will challenge player’s skills, much like Dark Souls, which is also published by Bandai Namco.
Code Vein’s new trailer primarily catches us up to speed on who Mia Karnstein is. Her motive for fighting is to protect her younger brother Nicolas, who appears to suffer the same affliction as the other Revenants. In the trailer, we also get to see Mia fight with her rifle and bayonet against The Lost, as well as her long metal stinger that’s unique to her character.
Though it hasn’t been confirmed if The Lost, former humans who lost their humanity, are simply Revenants who have given up too many memories in exchange for power, such an explanation might explain why Mia is traveling through Vein. Perhaps she is seeking a cure for her younger brother before he becomes like the monsters she’s forced to kill.
Code Vein is scheduled to release on September 27 in Japan and worldwide on September 28. The game is launching on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.